Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

Interested in contributing to the research blog? Contact research@ACAcamps.org.

 

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February 23, 2021

We share some of the big takeaways from each research session during the ACA National Conference earlier this month.

February 2, 2021

This blog is the first in a five-part series that will dive deeply into the work of our working groups and describe our plans for our Program Quality Coach/Observer processes.

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January 5, 2021

This Research 360 blog post discusses a new study called Similarities and Differences in Summer Camps: A Mixed Methods Study of Lasting Outcomes and Program Elements.

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November 16, 2020

Building systems of continuous quality improvement within our camps and greater community ultimately supports our goal of positive youth development — and this is exactly what the Camp Program Quality Initiative has set out to do.

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October 5, 2020

We all know that camp counts. But it's hard to make it count without you. ACA's research team is here to help YOU understand why it's so important to fill out the CampCounts 2020 survey.

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September 4, 2020

This blog post discusses highlights from the Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth study published by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and... Read More

August 25, 2020

This blog post discusses the differences between logic models and the theory of change, and how they work together to inform research and outcomes.

camper in wheelchair doing virtual camp activities
August 10, 2020

Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) serves campers who have medical illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges at two year-round camp locations in Georgia. CTL operates as a partner model camp, serving over 60 partner organizations each year. CTL’s... Read More

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